The successful candidate must be licensed to practice in Virginia and have an interest and background in commercial real estate law, including experience drafting and negotiating real estate transactional documents (e.g., leases, lease amendments, purchase and sale agreements, easements, covenants, etc.). Experience with 1031 exchanges, finance, development and/or land use is a plus. Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills and be hard working, energetic and committed to the community. Flora Pettit values those who seek to work on challenging, high-level matters and also engage with the community and their personal interests.
Flora Pettit news and past speaking engagements are listed below.
Christopher R. Tate Authors an Article on the “Live Hearing” Requirements in the Department of Education’s Title IX Final Rule
Trial lawyers around the country are familiar with John Henry Wigmore’s maxim that cross-examination is “beyond any doubt the greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth.” The accuracy of Professor Wigmore’s assertion is itself a matter of debate. Nevertheless, that “legal engine,” a bedrock of courtrooms for centuries, will soon be a central feature of sexual harassment grievance hearings at American colleges and universities.
Flora Pettit joined The Community Foundation and the Harrisonburg/Rockingham nonprofit community as a Bronze Sponsor for this year's event. Our contribution, along with other generous sponsors, generated $77,000 in cash prizes that were given out every hour on the hour. The Great Community Give is a single day of giving to partnered local nonprofits to promote charitable giving in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Their mission is to strengthen our communities through purposeful giving and active engagement, which closely aligns with Flora Pettit's mission. We truly thank The Community Foundation for this opporunity to make a difference in our community!
Flora Pettit is Pleased to Announce that Three New Attorneys Have Joined the Law Firm in its Charlottesville Office
Marc Peritz, formerly of Morin & Barkley LLP, maintains a varied litigation practice devoting a substantial portion of his practice to medical malpractice defense, trucking litigation, insurance coverage litigation and counseling, insurance defense litigation, and other types of complex litigation and commercial matters. Chris Tate, formerly of Morin & Barkley LLP, focuses his practice on civil litigation, including medical malpractice defense, insurance coverage and defense, construction litigation, and commercial litigation. In addition, Mr. Tate maintains an active higher education law practice, providing investigation, consultation, and crisis response services to colleges and universities. Shannon Temlak, a recent law graduate, focuses her practice on civil litigation including commercial, real estate and employment litigation. She also has experience with family law and management employment law counseling.
Richard Howard-Smith Authors an Article Published in the Spring 2020 Edition of The Journal of the VSB Real Property Section
This article is intended to introduce the reader to Virginia’s newest legal entity and provide a brief overview of some of the more significant characteristics of the “protected series limited liability company” (the “SeLLC”). Hopefully the article provides information to enable readers to assess the potential of the SeLLC with their own review and research of the Act and the SeLLC for asset holding structures that might be useful in particular situations. In particular, a basic discussion of the use of SeLLCs for real estate holdings in Virginia is included.
Flora Pettit is Pleased to Announce that Four of its Attorneys Have Been Honored by Selection for Inclusion in the 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers List
Flora Pettit is pleased to announce that four of its attorneys have been honored by selection for inclusion in the 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters business. Two of Flora Pettit’s attorneys have been recognized for inclusion in the “Virginia Super Lawyers” list and two of its attorneys have been named to the “Virginia Rising Stars” list. Super Lawyers annually selects lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement through a rigorous process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. To be selected as a Rising Star, lawyers must either be 40 years old or younger, or have been in practice for 10 years or fewer.